2 Fresher Assistant Accountant NGO Jobs – LWF World Service (LWF)

2 Fresher Assistant Accountant NGO Jobs – LWF World Service (LWF)

Job Title:   Assistant Accountant (2 Fresher Jobs)  

Organisation: LWF World Service (LWF)

Duty Station: Kitgum, Uganda

Reports to: Project Accountant


About US:

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world. Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Uganda is part of the LWF World Service and we are currently supporting Congolese and South-Sudanese refugees living in settlements in the districts of Kamwenge, Adjumani, Moyo, Kyangwali and Lamwo respectively.


Job Summary:   The Assistant Accountant will contribute to the implementation of the Organization’s accounting systems, policy & procedures through processing, recording, reconciliation, and records management in consultation with the Project Accountant or his/her designate. The position holder will work collaboratively under the guidance of the Project Accountant in performing of his/her daily tasks as follows;


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the office cash float by advising the Project/Sub Program Accountant on the need for cash withdrawals and carries out Sub Program funds transfers for both Bank and Mobile Money.
  • Performs daily cash counts and have them endorsed by Project Accountant, undertaking safe custody of the cash box keys at all times and handing over the cash float to Sub Program Accountant for safe custody.
  • Acts as bank Agent. Have knowledge on balances on banks and Mobile Money Accounts, forecasts daily cash requirements and processes cash withdrawals from the bank, follows up on all account issues that may arise from the bank/Mobile money.
  • Prepares payments including staff advances, prepayments, Office running costs, etc, ensures they are correctly coded and from right cash book/account, and ensures that vouchers are presented to the Project/Sub Program Accountant for checking and subsequent approval by the Team Leader.
  • Captures vendor invoices into sage and once posted, prepares payments to vendors, uploads payments to Online Banking/Mobile Money Platform and submit to Project/Sub Program Accountant for review and final approval by Team Leader.
  • Archiving of financial documents; Stamps all transactions with respective project stamps and maintains up to date payment/receipt vouchers for all financial transactions in a Sub Program in an orderly filing system.
  • Ensures recording and monitoring of all documents retrieved from files by finance or other departments’ staff, makes sure all documents taken out are returned to respective files.
  • Ensures that balance sheet items (i.e., cash accounts, bank accounts, Mobile Money accounts, personal accounts, debtors, creditors, payroll accounts, etc.) have been reconciled, and a report shared monthly to Project Accountant.
  • Captures all accountabilities (Staff and Implementing Partners) into SAGE and follows up on staff with outstanding advances
  • Facilitates finance office with required stationery at all times.
  • Acts as a back up to Project Accountant in his/her absence.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Project/Sub Program Accountant/Team Leader

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Accounting/Finance related field.
  • At least level II of professional accounting qualification (CPA, CMA, ACCA).
  • One year of experience in Finance and working with reputable Organization.
  • Should be self-driven, have initiative and be willing to work long hours and able to multi task
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel)


NB: LWF/WS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/WS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.


Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted!


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 18th July 2023

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